To be considered for UBC Indigenous awards:
- You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status.
- You must be an Indigenous student.
- You must submit the application for intended Indigenous awards by the award program deadline.
- You must be enrolled in a full-time course load studying on the Vancouver campus.
- You must meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in UBC’s Regulations Governing University Awards.
- You must demonstrate financial need to be considered for any bursaries.
Unclassified or qualifying students are not eligible for these awards. See the Academic Calendar information on the classification of students.
UBC uses the term "Indigenous" in lieu of "Aboriginal" as held in the spirit of its use in section 35(2) of the Canadian Constitution, to refer inclusively to members of First Nations, status and non-status, treaty and non-treaty Indians, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada, recognizing that many people prefer the terms that are specific and traditional to their communities.
Some awards have additional requirements, which are listed in the application. You can also read the award descriptions before you start your application.
If you are eligible for bursaries, submit an application to the UBC Bursary Program by the deadline to be considered for UBC General Bursary at the same time. Application to the general bursary program at UBC is not required for Indigenous Awards consideration, but it’s helpful in determining your financial need.